Partial Correction

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Torah, “Leviticus” (Metzora), 15:1-15:3: And the Lord spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, if any man has a discharge from his flesh, his discharge is unclean. And this shall be [the nature of] his uncleanness due to his discharge: [if] his flesh runs with his discharge, or [if] his flesh is plugged up by his discharge, that is his uncleanness.”

The fact is that before we reach the end of correction, we complete the correction of even one desire. In the integral system, there are five layers of desires that are fixed in turns: stages zero, one, two, three, and four. Each of them is incorporated into the others. That’s why it’s impossible to completely fix one desire while all others remain uncorrected.

So, how does it work? We deal with the part of a desire that correctly relates to a desire that has already been corrected. It’s a continuous “start-and-stop” pulsation. First, one part of a desire is corrected, then there comes a part of another desire. Next, there comes a second part of the first desire, and so on and so forth…

It’s an integral system, which we approach step by step. In other words, we come close to integrality by using a differential method. Otherwise, nothing at all can be corrected. We are not integral by nature. We are split into squares, cubes, etc. However, in the end we will acquire the integral shape.

Thus, it’s unfeasible to fix even the tiniest desire before the entire system is corrected. That’s why a constant return to correcting the same desires at a higher level or with a new quality, happens in conjunction with the rest of the chain.

Comment: Previously, we discussed uncorrected parts in a human body, we spoke about a house. All of a sudden we again return to a human body…

Answer: It’s because when one climbs to the next step, one discovers new problems.

There are analogies to it in this world. For example, the more medical tools we invent, the more diseases we discover, although we looked quite healthy before we started to investigate our current condition using new methods of diagnosis. It’s similar to reading a medical encyclopedia. As soon as we start flipping its pages, we immediately come to the conclusion that it would be much better to lie down and die.

This is what the Torah describes: returning to your own self, but at a higher level.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/5/14

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